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What is a Bullet Journal?

Bullet Journaling which is also known as BoJu is a framework to organise your information. This detailed system is great for everyone!

If you do the following...

- Write to-do lists daily

- Plan your month, week and days ahead of time

- Set goals and track habits

- Plan everything out

- Like to be organised

- Like to stick to habits

Then Bullet Journalling should be something to consider. It's a quick and easy way to have everything you need in one place.

Bullet Journaling has many terms which you will be new too. Here are some of the terms which are used in the journal.

  • Index - Similar to any type of book. This helps you navigate throughout the Bullet Journal.

  • Rapid logging - The symbols which help you crack on

  • Logs - These are Monthly, Weekly & Daily logs broken down

  • Collections - Similar to the logs but can include things like habit trackers, mood trackers, list of books try out...

  • Future Log - Taking them long term goals and putting them into the perspective of when to complete them


The following symbols are used all the time with Bullet Journals. I think they are a great way to keep on track with everything that is going on.

  • O = Event

  • X = Complete

  • < = Scheduled

  • . = To Do

  • - = Note

  • > = Migrated to the next day

These are used a lot for your weekly and daily lists.

How to Start Using a Bullet Journal

You can use any journal.

It's important to keep in mind the size of the journal you choose. If you pick one too big, it is hard to carry around with you. If it's too small it will be impossible to write everything you want down.

Make sure you get a journal with a dotted grid format. This is the best type of version for Bullet Journaling. There are many great journals out there.

These are my top picks to get you started on Bullet Journalling.

At the end of the day, if you're tired of trying to find old to-do lists and keep losing your post-it notes. Give Bullet Journalling a go, as this journal captures everything in one place and it is easy to keep by your side.

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